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Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

The Guam-based B-1B Lancers were joined by South Korean fighter jets and conducted drills in the seas off both sides of the peninsula, according to South Korea's military.

They staged a simulated air-to-ground missile firing drill with two F-15K fighters over the East Sea and flew across the peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported.

A South Korean lawmaker said Tuesday that North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.

North Korea warned last month it could shoot down US bombers at its discretion amid heightened tensions in the wake of Pyongyang's sixth ever nuclear test.

Documents including wartime contingency plans put together with the United States were stolen from South Korea's defence ministry.

"I suppose this must be in reference to pre-empting an imminent North Korean nuclear attack", says regional security analyst Daniel Pinkston with Troy University in Seoul.

According to Reuters, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test in recent weeks as it fast advances toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the us mainland.

South Korean and USA government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations with the approach of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of North Korea's ruling party, which fell on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump tweeted last week that North Korea has been "making fools" of US negotiators for 25 years, adding that "only one thing will work" in dealing with the Kim Jong Un regime.

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If confirmed, such a hack would be a major blow for South Korea at a time when its relations with North Korea are at a low point.

The drills were conducted not long after Lee broke the news about the alleged cyberattacks to reporters.

North Korea has said Trump is "on a suicide mission" against it, with the country's foreign minister calling the US President "mentally deranged" in a speech at the United Nations last month.

A pre-emptive strike against Pyongyang's leadership would be hard to undertake, but it's widely seen as the most realistic of the limited military options Seoul has to deny a nuclear attack from its rival.

North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in recent weeks in defiance of U.N. sanctions as it races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States. Kim is the third generation of his family to rule North Korea.

It would mark the first such talks since the U.S. He revealed that around 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defence Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified.

Information on South Korea's special forces was also reportedly accessed, as well as important details on significant power plants and military facilities in the South.

North Korea has yet to comment on either the bombing drills or the hacking claims.


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